Save Time Get Organised!
I felt inspired to write this blog post after reading Catherine's excellent blog post, entitled; "When You Begin Your Niche Start With Good Habits". Catherine gives some great ideas and hints on how to get organised when you're starting out on your niche. I will put the link to the blog post below.
I think every adult knows how quickly time goes, so it's important to be organised and make the most of every moment available, within reason. My Webmaster in the US once said to me that time on the computer goes twice as fast compared with doing the normal everyday chores that we do have to do. I don't think he is far wrong, I find it incredibly amazing how quickly time goes when I start working online!
I have come across so many people that can never remember a single password for their online accounts. Even people who are quite close to me, despite taking time to explain seem to be unable to get the passwords organised. This is so important, if we cannot log into everyday accounts it is just wasting valuable time.
I literally have hundreds of folders in my documents folder on my PC. The great thing is that it enables me to find files really quickly, even if I haven't used a particular piece of software for a few years, the details are all there on file to be found quickly and efficiently.
I do understand that there are some people who just prefer to use a pen and paper, however, this is still very time-consuming and old-fashioned. Having said this, allegedly, it has been said that there is no better way to get your daily tasks done, by literally handwriting the task on a sheet of paper or notebook. I do understand this principle and if that works you carry on doing it.
I've often tried to help people with something online, only spend an hour trying to log in to a particular account, due to the fact that they have forgotten the password! The piles of notebooks come out and the searching starts, how on earth can you remember where a password is what notepad it is on, from five years ago!?
This process is just so painful and just pointless to both parties as no one is doing anything constructive!
My suggestion is to save passwords either in an abbreviated format that you can remember, there are ways of doing this. Or to a secure folder.
One of the first things I learnt on a computer was how to save a document, it's probably one of the best things I learnt as it is so easy to keep things organised.
I remember before I had a PC I would have many files, tidily filed away, however, it was still a time-consuming job finding the right file within a file!
We Are Privileged
I find it so much easier to have everything, or as good as everything, filed on my PC. All I have now next to my desk is just 5 file folders, so simple! Gone are the days when we had to search through notebooks and files to find certain things!
Let's be thankful for everything we have!
I don't say the above to try and be clever or great, I just know how time-consuming this type of thing can be! My filing system isn't perfect and there are occasions when I cannot log into accounts, but I do try and keep it to a minimum.
Just the other day I was trying to find out how to cancel a payment through PayPal, I spent 20 minutes searching hard and asking Google, eventually, I found my answer! My point being, normally when I sit in front of my computer, I am there to do a particular task. Doing unnecessary jobs makes me and am sure other people lose their focus for the original task, that's not clever!
So just a very few simple tasks that can hopefully make your life easier.
Thank you for reading.
Have a great weekend.